Pushkar Fair - An Overview

The laidback and tranquil atmosphere of Rajasthan’s holy town Pushkar wakes up to the high-pitch celebrations of Pushkar Camel Fair in the month of November every year. It is then that the unimaginably huge numbers of top-breed camels and cattle converge at probably the world’s largest animal trade fair. The inhabitants of the desert state find it a golden opportunity to celebrate their engrossing culture and are joined by thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world to make this 5 to 7 day long affair absolutely stunning and extravagant. The backdrop of these larger-than-life celebrations is Pushkar, popularly known as ‘tirth-raaj’ or the ‘king of pilgrimages’. Set around the striking Pushkar Lake and flanked by the handsomely rugged Aravall Hills, it boasts of the world’s only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, who according to Hindu Mythology is the creator of Universe. The intoxicating concoction of spirituality, culture, thrill and sheer pleasure called Pushkar Camel Fair (or Pushkar Fair or Pushkar ka Mela) is ready with its 2015 installation to mesmerize the world once again. Join us to capture the essence of this grand carnival through lens and craft another (may be your first) fabulous photo album with our expert photo mentors.

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Pushkar Fair - Photography Tour
Nov 17th - 20th, 2015

Pushkar Camel Fair 2015 is slated from November 18-25. The venue is all set to welcome the hordes of hosts and guests (expected no less than 200,000) and for than 50,000 camels, cows, goats, horses and sheep. Get ready to click the local men flaunt their long moustaches and colorful turbans in style, while women redefine elegance with their ethnic clothes and jewelry. Camels would be the show’s real celebrities as they pose for camera wearing makeup and clad in all sorts of adornments.

17th November 2015 6:00 am (265 Kms/ 6 Hrs approx.) : Delhi – Jaipur

The group shall assemble early morning at 5:30 am opposite Bal Bhawan , ITO,Delhi. After formalities the group members shall board the bus.The bus shall leave at 6:00 am for the first destination, the pink city of Jaipur.

En-route we stop over for tea & snacks at Behror.Later , by about 13:00 hrs we reach Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in into the hotel. After relaxing a while, enjoy your lunch.The group thereafter leaves to visit Hawa Mahal.

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most distinctive landmarks of India. Being given a shape of the crown of Lord Krishna, this pyramidal palace is a red and pink sandstone construction which rises to five-storeys. From the top, one can have an excellent view of Jaipur.

The name Hawa Mahal means palace of winds and the structure is famous for its open windows, which are named as Jharokhas in the local language. Designed as a beehive castle, the interiors of Hawa Mahal are divided into spacious courtyards with passages reaching to the top storey. Interesting fact of the interiors is that there are no stairs leading to the upper floors, rather, the storeys are connected with slopes.

After spending time at Hawa Mahal and shooting pictures of this lovely monument, the group shall leave for Chokhi Dhani.

Upon arrival experience the culture of Rajasthan - the villages, the paintings, Bani Thani art, the wall decorations, Dipak wall, the fresh air, the evening performances, the enthusiasm, the 'manuhar' (a delicate request to eat till your heart’s desire), the traditions, the costumes and at last but not least the Feelings.

Later reach back hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

18th November 2015 9:00 am (150 Kms/3 Hrs approx.): Jaipur - Pushkar

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Pushkar. Upon arrival, check-in into Bhanwar Singh Palace at Pushkar. After lunch, the group shall leave for the Mela ground where you would be surprised to see the largest congregation of livestock that you have ever seen in your life. Notable among the animals are camels & horses which are traded during the fair. Also noticeable are the local tribals who in their colorful attires and head gear are ideal subjects for portrait photography .

Click photos to your heart’s content even as our photography mentors share a few tips and tricks to further augment your photography skills.

In the evening, before leaving back to the hotel, visit the famous Brahma Temple and the Pushkar lake.

Later return back to resort.Dinner & overnight stay at resort.

19th November 2015 9:00 am (150 Kms/3 Hrs approx.):): Pushkar - Jaipur

For those who can wake up early & can take the extra stride, the bus will take you to the place from where you can climb the hillock to visit the Savitri Temple that looks over the Pushkar town.You can click a few pics of the sunrise from Savitri Temple.

Later , return back to hotel.Enjoy the breakfast after which the group shall check-out from the resort.

For those who wish to visit the temples, few of the famous temples they may visit are Aptaeshwar Temple, Raghunath Mandir, Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple and Old Rangji Temple. (Please note that a visit to any or all of these temples is subject to availability of time & no escorted tour is guaranteed to these temples.We would try to cover one or more of these temples as per the availability of time at our disposal.)

The group would once again visit the Mela ground between 9:00 am & 11:00 am and shall return back to the bus latest by 11:00 am.The bus will thereafter leave for Jaipur.

Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in into the hotel. After lunch, leave for a visit to Jal Mahal & Amber Fort .Enjoy the panoramic views of Jaipur city from Amber fort. Later enjoy the light & sound show at Amber fort . Later return back to hotel.Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

20th November 2015 9:00 am (265 Kms/6 Hrs approx.): Jaipur – Delhi

After breakfast, by 8 :30 am checkout from the hotel and leave for sightseeing tour to City Palace & Jantar Mantar . Later the bus will stopover berifly at the Johri Bazaar where you can visit the famous markets of Jaipur for about 1 hour, after which you would visit Jaigarh & Nahargarh forts.

After this, you would leave for your return journey to Delhi.Lunch shall be en-route to Delhi.

End of tour services upon arrival at Delhi.

WaytoIndia organizes Pushkar Fair tours and holidays every year and holds the distinction of crafting an all-inclusive itinerary that encompasses the historical, cultural, religious, leisure and adventure traits of Rajasthan. Rather than a simple guided tour, we make it a truly exciting photography expedition with surprises unfolding in every frame and the well-known Indian hospitality revealed to let our guests shoot the finest memories for life.

Here are some great reasons to choose our package:
  • The BEST coverage of Pushkar Fair, as we let you explore the handpicked highlights of this outstanding bonanza.
  • Opportunity to photograph architectural marvels like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and more.
  • Practice portrait photography on subjects ranging from tribal people to decorated animals.
  • Capture the extravagant landscapes of Pushkar Lake and fascinating sunrise views from hilltop.
  • Learn, polish and improve photography skills in the company of a renowned photographer.
  • Visit Brahma’s Temple and other wonderful temples at Pushkar and feel truly blessed.
  • Unusual showcase of Rajasthani culture through food, performances and lifestyle.
  • Best in accommodations, food and local transport.

Nirwana Hometel, Jaipur: The 3-star property from Sarovar Hotels & Resorts promises quality accommodations, great ambiance and excellent amenities at affordable rates. Occupying a strategic spot in the state capital Jaipur, it boasts of multi-cuisine restaurant, great lounge area with Chill Bar, impressive business facilities and well-equipped fitness centre. Well-appointed rooms, courteous staff, free Wi-Fi access and close proximity to major tourist attractions make it a favorite economy hotel in the city.

Bhanwar Singh Palace, Pushkar: The luxury spa resort is no less than an architectural delight and opens windows to the inimitable grandeur of Aravalli Hills. Its rooms and suites embrace royal lifestyle and the spa facility promises absolute rejuvenation through ayurvedic treatments and therapies, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a lot more. Woth mentioning are the property’s multi-cuisine platters and cocktails and the refreshing swimming pool. Truly a paradise for those seeking solace and revival!

For all the travel enthusiasts who love photography with equal zeal, WaytoIndia brings to you exclusive ‘photo-tours’ for enriching experience that will have every traveler relish the entire chapter of their lives as a remarkable memory.

To organize exclusive photo-tours, WaytoIndia has joined hands with ConsciouSpace to provide uncompromised and top of the line quality to train photography enthusiasts across the country. Together, we bring you an exclusive opportunity to learn photography while travelling to your dream destinations. Such is our commitment that we promise you a tour that is filled with information and knowledge that lasts a lifetime.

ConsciouSpace, our technical partners will be travelling with you with one their finest mentors, Vinay Bayar to guide, enrich you with the knowledge and keep you on your toes while he shares with you some interesting information about various aspects of photography specific to each tour we conduct. With a team of passionate travelers and photographers, they have been training amateur and professional photographers along with conducting photo-tours across India.

This photo-tour, expect to learn some interesting concepts of photography along with the nuances to make each frame a story! Enjoy the tour as you pick up your camera skills and see the world through your lenses!

Inclusions

  • Accommodations (twin-sharing)
  • AC Volvo bus transfers (as per the itinerary schedule)
  • Meals (as per the itinerary schedule)
  • Additional dinner at the ethnic restaurant Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur
  • Services of tour manager and photography mentor
  • Parking fees, tolls and taxes
  • Entry tickets for Amber Fort (along with Sound & Light Show)
  • 1 mineral water bottle per guest each day

Exclusions

  • Travel fares (by road/air/rail/water)
  • Additional meals
  • Additional facilities (bed and meal) for kids
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry fees, camera fees, guide fees (except those mentioned)
  • Changes in package prices, service tax (charged @3.50%), surcharge
  • Room heaters
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary